In politics, the people who represent the majority are the ones who are heard. To find out more about public opinion or to draw attention to problems, companies can, for example, organise panel discussions on “their” topics and invite business partners and citizens. This is a good way to find out what other opinions there might be.
Politicians usually know that medium-sized companies in particular are important employers. That is why they are open to their problems. And they are the decisive lever to carry demands into the city councils and state parliaments. The lower the political level, for example at the municipal level, the easier they are to reach for citizens. Most politicians offer personal office hours, which are published on their websites. So don’t be afraid to contact elected representatives and meet them in person. After a first meeting, it is worthwhile to invite the politicians to your company premises. This will make it easier for you to present and justify your political demands.